Congratulations to Johnny Augustine and Orion Edwards on their selection to the OUA’s All-Rookie team. This is the first time the OUA has released such a list of outstanding “rookies”. While the OUA’s press release doesn’t specify what a rookie is, it would seem to me that they are only including what I would call “true freshmen” – i.e. players in their first year out of high school. Otherwise it would be impossible to justify the exclusion of a player like DB Mikey Carney. He was an OUA rookie who started and starred in all 10 games this season after spending 2012 on the practice roster.
From the OUA release: The all-rookie list is designed to identify exceptional freshmen and to give recognition for their outstanding performances. The 2013 OUA all-rookies were selected by the OUA coaches through a nomination and vote process.
Johnny Augustine started four games and broke the 100-yard mark in two of them. In total, he rushed for 393 yards on 59 carries [6.7 ypc] in the regular season and added 43 yards on 6 carries [7.2 ypc] in the playoffs. He caught a pass vs Waterloo and scored a touchdown vs UofT. Augustine is a product of Welland’s Notre Dame College School. Read his recruit profile here. You can check out his game-by-game stats when viewing his player profile at gryphons.ca.
Orion Edwards dressed and played in every game this season. If I’m not mistaken he started 3 or 4 regular season games at the cornerback position. Edwards also played regularly on several special teams units. He made 15 tackles [10 solo, 5 assists], recorded 5 pass breakups and picked off a pass. One of Edwards’ pass breakups was a highlight reel, bone-jarring hit that separated a Laurier receiver from the ball. Edwards is a product of Newmarket High School. Months ago in his recruit profile I wrote … (excellent footwork), combined with his speed and athleticism, makes me think he stands a chance to surprise some people and fight for early playing time.
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OUA ALL-ROOKIE LIST
|Leon Cenerini||Linebacker||Carleton||La Salle, Man.||5-10/215 lbs.|
|Kyle Van Wynsberghe||Receiver||Carleton||Delhi, Ont.||5-11/170 lbs.|
|Nate Behar||Receiver||Carleton||London, Ont.||6-0/195 lbs.|
|Eric Fowler||Guard||Carleton||London, Ont.||6-3/300 lbs.|
|Tunde Adeleke||Defensive Back||Carleton||Ottawa||5-9/165 lbs.|
|John Augustine||Running Back||Guelph||Welland, Ont.||5-9/200 lbs.|
|Orion Edwards||Defensive Back||Guelph||Newmarket, Ont.||5-8/162 lbs.|
|Daniel Vandervoort||Receiver||McMaster||Barrie, Ont.||6-2/200 lbs.|
|Mark Mackie||Defensive End||McMaster||London, Ont.||6-2/255 lbs.|
|Nicholas Firlit||Offensive Tackle||McMaster||Burlington, Ont.||6-5/310 lbs.|
|Nicholas Fairs||Fullback||Ottawa||Belleville, Ont.||6-0/230 lbs.|
|Jonah Pataki||Running Back||Queen’s||Wallaceburg, Ont.||5-11/206 lbs.|
|Zach Sauer||Defensive Line||Queen’s||Ayr, Ont.||6-3/238 lbs.|
|Daniel Sprukulis||Offensive Line||Toronto||Oakville, Ont.||6-4/300 lbs.|
|Greg Coffin||Fullback||Waterloo||Burlington, Ont.||6-0/250 lbs.|
|Daniel Riehl||Defensive Back||Waterloo||Hamilton, Ont.||6-0/165 lbs.|
|Matthew McDougall||Inside Receiver||Western||Belleville, Ont.||6-3/192 lbs.|
|Jesse McNair||Free Safety||Western||London, Ont.||5-11/186 lbs.|
|Kwaku Boateng||Defensive Line||Laurier||Milton, Ont.||6-2/217 lbs.|
|William Pitt-Doe||Defensive Back/Returner||Laurier||Mississauga, Ont.||5-9/161 lbs.|
|Marcus Arkarakas||Receiver||Laurier||North York, Ont.||6-0/205 lbs.|
|Brett Boersma||Offensive Line||Windsor||Camlache, Ont.||6-5/285 lbs.|
|Matthew Gayer||Defensive Back||Windsor||Leamington, Ont.||5-8/190 lbs.|
|Samir Boulazreg||Defensive Back||York||Mississauga, Ont.||6-0/180 lbs|